The Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research grants focus on improving teaching, learning, and school administration in education or special education
Hands-on coding and STEM education company SAM Labs raises $8.9 million; China-based Bright Scholar acquires British international schools network; Blue Canoe wins $500,000 from Qualcomm; ByteDance leads investment in Minerva Project.
The Association of School Business Officials of New York has created a digital tool to highlight the positive economic impact of school districts throughout the state.
Illuminate Education brings FastBridge Learning under its umbrella, while ACT acquires social-emotional learning company Mawi Learning. Meanwhile, India-based educational app provider Byju’s raised $150 million.
As AI’s role in education becomes more pervasive, educators need to know what questions to ask about products that use the technology, argued Andreas Oranje, an ETS official.
The personalized learning tech provider AltSchool will become Altitude Learning, and give up management of its schools.
Curriculum providers Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics say they’ve settled a dispute over attribution rules for their materials.
The Wilson County district helped educators find and use more of the learning resources available to them by enlisting master teachers to review content and tag it for use in classes,
District tech leaders on a panel at the ISTE ed-tech conference said vendors can do more to help them stave off their biggest threats.
After urging ed-tech vendors and districts to sign pledges to support “interoperability,” an advocacy group is asking entire states to make a similar commitment.